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School Food Pantry Lead Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Capital Area Food Bank

If you're interested in this position, please click here to complete our online application.

Position Overview: The Capital Area Food Bank, founded in1980, is the largest nonprofit food distribution and nutrition education resource in the Washington Metro area; servicing the community through direct service and its network of partner agencies.

The Partner Relations Department manages relationships with community feeding programs and works to ensure the highest quality programming with our partners through education and outreach. The School Food Pantry program serves families at schools with high need throughout DC to provide basic nutrition through the distribution of nonperishable food items and fresh produce that families take home to prepare. The distributions are held monthly. The Skilled Volunteer will assist the Partner Relations department in recruiting new volunteers, evaluation of volunteer performance, data collection, and ensuring high levels of volunteer support at the school food pantry distributions.

Primary Duties:

  • Collect data pertaining to clientele served at each distribution and report back to CAFB
  • Arrive at the school food pantry in time to greet the volunteers
  • Manage volunteer waiver forms; collect and submit signed forms to CAFB following the distribution
  • Must be able to lead, motivate and encourage volunteers to work together in order to achieve the organizational goals.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum age requirement 18
  • Must provide transportation to the schools (all located in DC, many of them are Metro accessible)
  • Be a quick thinker, with excellent logical and critical thinking skills
  • Creative, motivated and able to process information about multiple topics
  • Well organized and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Spanish language skills desired

Volunteer Work Schedule and Hours: Volunteer Leaders will choose from the following dates/times as their schedule permits.

Davis Elementary 4430 H St SE Washington, DC 20019

March

Thursday

3/21/2013 2:30 PM-6:00 PM

April

Thursday

4/18/2013 2:30 PM-6:00 PM

May

Thursday

5/16/2013 2:30 PM-6:00 PM

June

Thursday

6/20/2013 2:30 PM-6:00 PM

Garfield Elementary 2435 Alabama Ave. SE Washington, DC 20020

March

Wednesday

3/27/2013 2:30 PM-5:30 PM

April

Wednesday

4/24/2013 2:30 PM-5:30 PM

May

Wednesday

5/22/2013 2:30 PM-5:30 PM

June

Wednesday

6/26/2013 2:30 PM-5:30 PM

Bruce Monroe Elementary 3560 Warder St. NW Washington, DC 20010

March

Thursday

3/7/2013 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

April

Thursday

4/11/2013 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

May

Thursday

5/9/2013 9:30 AM-1:00 PM

Impact of this volunteer opportunity:

While volunteering with us you will have gained an tremendous opportunity to become familiar with a DC public school, the staff, and the students while also making a positive impact on the lives of children during their out-of-school time.

Mohammed Ali said it best: "Service to others is the payment you make for your space here on earth."

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About Capital Area Food Bank

Location:

4900 Puerto Rico Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20017, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to create access to good, healthy food in every community.

Description

In a region as large as metropolitan Washington, ensuring everyone has access to good, healthy food takes a significant community effort-which is why we partner with over 450 nonprofit organizations in DC and the surrounding region. Together, we provide 30 million meals to almost half a million area residents, every year. And because we know that food alone won’t solve hunger, we also address the root causes of hunger through multiple education programs and innovative service delivery partnerships.

It’s a big undertaking. And it’s all made possible by the generosity of our donors, the hard work of our partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

CAUSE AREAS

Hunger
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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